July 2012

Fishing Poor-Golfing Good

The trout fishing is starting to reach a critical stress level for the fish and now is the time to go enjoy the numerous summer time venues that the Adirondacks are also famous for. The sightseeing and hiking around the high peaks region is in full swing right now. The stretch of the West Branch of the Ausable River in front of White Face Mountain offers breath taking scenery and a chance to catch a decent fish if you must wet a line. The Lake Placid area is filled with outdoor excitement and a nice place to take the family. Now is the time to take the family on a trip and do some scouting of streams on your bucket list at the same time. Now is when you can see them low and where the good lies will be when the water is right again. This is shaping up to be one of the hottest summers on record again and even here in one of the coolest, greenest parts of the country, I am suggesting go so something else besides trout fishing. If golf is one of your passions then I suggest a trip to the Malone Country Club in Malone NY. Out here in the suburbs of no where is one beast of a golf course that will humble even the most avid golfer. In conjunction with this there is a full service casino not far from the course and makes Malone a nice escape this summer. That’s all for now but my report from NYS guide Rich Garfield,flyfishtheadirondacks.com, summed it up as fishing sucks right now and he is fishing small cool mountain streams with his clients. Keep your elbow straight and your eye on the ball. Papa Beer!!!!

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Adirondack Trout Fishing Update 7/4

Hotter than my ex-wife after a couple of Margaritas, is how conditions are up here. As I said in an earlier post this is already a way out of whack season. Even though the heat is on up here as it is in most of the nation, we are actually still experiencing quality trout fishing. The little rain we have had has come at critical times and kept the water heights at decent levels. While not many huge ones have been caught as of late there have been a few 20 inch and several 16-18. Many small fish have been caught so all in all it could be worse. The outlook is not good for the next few weeks and with water temps in the 70+ range today I would advise seeking the rivers that course through the steepest cliffs you can find. Better still now would be a great time to rest them and go bother the Muskies or Smallmouth’s. If you have to go trout fishing then I would think that the West Branch of the Ausable might be a good spot. Decent to good fishing at the base of White Face Mountain and amazing scenery. Even if the fishing is tough there is a lot to do in the region.

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